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Air pollution in Luton hits ‘illegal’ level

An environmental campaign group has hit out at Luton Borough Council, claiming that some streets are either at or close to ‘illegal’ levels of air pollution.

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Toddington cyclist takes on Grand Départ against prostate cancer

A determined Toddington cyclist is taking part in Prostate Cancer UK’s Grand Départ Classic, spinning his wheels hard to help beat the disease.

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Student backs campaign for more NHS cancer staff

A University of Bedfordshire PhD student travelled to Westminster to back an appeal for more NHS cancer staff.

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Shocking figures reveal 12 year olds self harming in Central Bedfordshire

A boy “of four or five” starting school in Central Bedfordshire didn’t know his own name, it’s been revealed.

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The 35 medicines no longer available on NHS prescription from this month

The NHS has banned free prescriptions for some ‘over the counter’ medicines such as constipation and athletes foot starting this month

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Finn’s family fun day to raise money for hospitals

The family of a two-year-old boy who has cancer are organising a family fun day to thank the hospitals and charity that have helped him during his treatment.

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Honouring Luton’s glamorous Gemma with ‘Pretty Muddy’ run for breast cancer

Friends and family of a strong Luton woman who battled cancer with “pink lippy” and charity t-shirts are taking on a mud challenge in her memory.

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Amar at a previous 'Be Champions' event with pupils from The Meads. Credit: Khalid Bari.

Be a healthy food champion with the ‘World Cup trophy’ and Luton Foodbank!

Luton pupils will learn what it takes to be healthy eating champions when the ‘World Cup trophy’ comes to town.

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Luton lad holds Dunstable footie match fundraiser to kick Crohn’s Disease

A Luton lad with Crohn’s Disease is giving it a good kicking, as he holds a charity football match to raise awareness about the condition.

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L-R: Paul Hunt CEO YMCA Bedfordshire, High Sheriff of Bedfordshire, Deputy Mayor, Junayd Hanif YMCA Bedfordshire Housing Manager (Luton).

‘YMCA Luton helped me recover’

Luton’s YMCA residents took local businesses, sector partners and council officials on a tour to help promote the charity’s services and break down stigmas.

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Help Barton-Le-Clay Stella & Dot stylist raise funds for charities

A kind-hearted stylist from Barton-Le-Clay is on a mission to help charities by holding special fundraising sessions.

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Above: Peculi8. There will also be a children's entertainment zone, retail village, and a bar for adults.

The Luton Keech Hospice Care ‘Big Weekender’ is back!

Live music, tasty street food and first-class family entertainment are up for grabs at Keech’s Big Weekender!

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Luton and Dunstable University Hospital

Hospital moves services to community hub in Luton

Luton and Dunstable University Hospital (L&D) launched a new community hub health centre in The Mall Luton on Tuesday, May 29.

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Harlington’s Andra would be write proud of paddle power for Brain Tumour Research

A brave Harlington woman who died after cancer spread to her brain was lovingly remembered when family and friends took on a 50K kayaking challenge in her honour.

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L&D security staff forced to remove patient

Luton and Dunstable University Hospital’s security guards have been criticised by a member of the public for leaving a man on the pavement outside the building.

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Jenny and Jacob will benefit from the advice line, open seven days a week.

Keech launches 24-hour advice line for Bedfordshire parents

Keech Hospice Care is launcing a free 24-hour phone line to support Bedfordshire families caring for children with terminal and life-limiting illnesses.

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YouTube dream for brave Dunstable boy battling brain tumour

A brave Dunstable boy who is battling a brain tumour was granted a magical wish when he visited the YouTube headquarters - and his favourite star was waiting to surprise him!

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Ismail with the family from the Netherlands

Lighting up Ismail’s future

The family of a five-year-old boy from Luton, who has a very rare liver disease, are raising money so his dream of having a sleepover can come true.

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Infrastructure key to growing Central Beds

Infrastructure key to growing Central Beds

More money will have to be spent on Central Bedfordshire’s infrastructure if the council is to provide the kind of area residents will want in 20 years’ time, it’s been claimed.

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‘Change unfair charges’ pleads Luton nurse

A Luton-based nurse has called for action to axe fees paid by overseas nursing staff to allow them to use NHS services.

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